Most Ridiculous Item on Freecycle?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by sojourner, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I'm registered with the St Helens group for freecycle, and I reckon it has the worst selection of useless shite going

    Today's most ridiculous offered item is *drum roll*

    4 Scrabble tile holders

    I mean - wtfuckingf?? :facepalm:

    Over to you, world - who you registered with, and what is today's most ridiculous item?
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Actually, I've already found one that trumps even that

    a KFC leaflet with offers

    Someone is either seriously taking the piss, or all my beliefs about the people round here are well and truly grounded in firm knowledge of the shithole I live in
  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    I have a genuine need for 4 scrabble tile holders
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I'll forward you the email then

    Right after I've picked myself up off the floor, when I'm done laughing
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  5. sam/phallocrat

    sam/phallocrat Denarian + 1 R.I.P.

    well what do you expect?
  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Mrs L R is on the Stirling one, and claims to have seen "Offered: Empty Printer Cartridges. Lexmark."
  7. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I know, I know :facepalm:

    I've been waiting for one item to appear ever since I registered, and there is never one. All I want is a wardrobe. That's it. MONTHS of this shite, just waiting for a wardrobe :facepalm::facepalm:
  8. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

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  9. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    I know. :confused: Do they think it's a rubbish collection service?
  10. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    When I looked on there every time I used to say 'What are you thinking, no way will anyone want that!' and then a few hours later you'd read 'Received with thanks, 800 yards of popped bubble wrap'. It's crazy, but in another way it's the best use I've ever seen of the Internet.
  11. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I might ring the KFC person and ask for drugs - I reckon it's coded :hmm:
  12. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    The next step is to make stuff up, and see if anyone wants it.

    Offered: Half a tonne of the tops of old Smartie packets. All "y"s.
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  13. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    on mine you get people asking for PC's playstaions, flat screen TV's etc... ?!??!?
  14. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    And where's that then?
  15. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Am seriously tempted, if only to keep myself awake
  16. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Cardiff :hmm:
  17. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    Someone on the Windsor and Maidenhead one is offering a load of Gardeners World Monthly Magazines .... am tempted as they could go in the recycling and gain us some more points!!:D
  18. Chester Copperpot

    Chester Copperpot Triple stones

    I've seen old newspapers offered and lots of broken electrical equipment. :confused:
  19. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    frankly I'm stunned that no one wanted my washing machine when i put it on freecycle

    even though it didn't actually work
  20. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    What is wrong with these people?

    Do they actually state 'offered, completely fucked electrical item'?
  21. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Better than landfill, why are you bitching? :confused:
  22. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    We freecycled our non-working TV to a man who knew how to fix TVs.
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  23. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    'zacly! you can use the old drums out of washing machines to make tables or lights or chairs, look pretty cool.

    I thought the idea of freecycle was it didn't matter what old tat it was at least it gets reused, someone might want old newspapers for wrapping stuff etc. :)
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  24. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    I could do with a spare tile holder actually - one of mine got trodden on. Round where I live, it's not so much the ridiculous offers, it's the ridiculous asks (spare Bugaboo or Mac G4 kicking about? I can rehouse it for you and collect it and everything!) :D
  25. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    I'm about to put a Sun monitor (the old one, with the DB13W3 connector) on. I don't expect anyone will want or need one, but it feels like a little bit of "noblesse oblige" before I take it down the tip.

    The same's probably true of the pair of SparcClassics and disk array cases I'll be taking soon, too...
  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    Taken: Empty Printer Cartridges. Lexmark.

    Sorry to all who applied.
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  27. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Over the weekend I had empty baked bean tins. And a jar of peanut butter, only a bit used.
  28. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Because I've had fuck all sleep, am in a shit fucking mood, and because I can

    alright with you burd? :mad:
  29. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    we gave up listing things on there also.

    people where like, can you drop it off?
    or they just didnt show up to pick up stuff...

  30. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    We put on a Vauxhall Corsa parcel shelf (after gsv's car was written off, and the parcel shelf had been sitting in our cellar), which was quite an odd one.

    Had a few responses and got a taker.

    Some people do the take the piss with not turning up, but I've got quite good at spotting the surer bets, eg very local, can pick up ASAP.

    The most bizarre pick-up we had was when the bell rang at about 10 past midnight one evening (weeknight), about an hour after we'd gone to bed. Turned out it was a woman picking up gsv's old giant telly, and she a) lived on the other side of London and b) 'had trouble' with her lift because she didn't drive, which was why she was so late and c) despite having gsv's phone number hadn't called to tell us she was going to arrive at an absurd hour.

    Seeing as the giant, heavy telly was still in the cellar and we were basically asleep, he told her not so politely that she wasn't getting the telly.

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